Search Results: "Jim Gorant"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Too many detours confuse this account of an inspiring achievement."
Sports Illustrated senior editor Gorant (Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, 2010, etc.) recounts the tale of a rescue dog who became a world champion Frisbee dog and a mascot for pit bulls. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2010

"Despite some maudlin passages, Gorant ably presents an ugly story with a redemptive ending."
The story of the dogs abused in NFL quarterback Michael Vick's illegal dogfighting activities. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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CRINKLEROOT'S GUIDE TO GIVING BACK TO NATURE by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Renewed public interest in a 'green' world makes this a timely and welcome return for Crinkleroot. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Forest-dweller Crinkleroot reappears to lead 21st-century readers outdoors, urging them to appreciate and give back to nature. Read full book review >

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TURTLE IN THE SEA by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Arnosky's gentle combination of lesson and beautiful artwork will serve to capture the nature-lover in every child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another nature lesson and environmental message from a specialist in translating the wonders of the natural world into terms children can understand. Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER BUFFALO by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"While the attachment between Grandfather Buffalo and the newborn calf may be zoologically suspect, this is unlikely to bother young readers, who will instead find the intergenerational bond pleasingly recognizable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An old buffalo finds himself slowing down, but he still maintains a place within the herd in this gentle nature story. Read full book review >

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COYOTE RAID IN CACTUS CANYON by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Once again Arnosky's appealing brand of nature lesson will foster an appreciation of the natural world in any child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Veteran wildlife-watcher Arnosky turns his attention to the desert biome in this gentle account of the disruption of the peaceful world of Cactus Canyon by the visit of a pack of four young coyotes. Read full book review >

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PINKY DINKY DOO by Jim Jinkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Even younger readers may find Pinky Dinky's eventual strategy, which is to stick with her friends and ignore Lane until the bully changes her ways, easier said than done—but they're sure to enjoy the kinetic presentation. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Big sister Pinky Dinky offers little brother Tyler another wild, soothing tale—this time, seeing that someone has punched him in the nose, about her efforts to cope with aggressive new classmate Lane Puppytray. Read full book review >

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A MANATEE MORNING by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dreamy green and gold acrylic wash illustrations celebrate a gentle manatee and her baby swimming in the waters of Crystal River, Florida. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOUT OWLS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"One night scene shows ghostly owls, swooping between shadowy trees, with white hand-lettered owl cries and the names of the birds indentified in white type; it's a poetic composition that is also confusing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A first look at owls for younger readers. Read full book review >

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POND by Jim LaMarche
Kirkus Star
by Jim LaMarche, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A loving portrayal of a never-forgotten connection with the natural world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Matt, his sister, Katie, and his best friend, Pablo, revive a pond in the woods and enjoy it throughout the seasons. Read full book review >

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THE MARKET BOWL by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Although the text lacks the heft of traditional folklore, the author/illustrator draws on his Peace Corps background to cook up a cautionary, but tasty look at life in Cameroon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yoyo's mother says that no fair price for bitterleaf stew can be refused; to do so risks angering Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market. Read full book review >